Dec 9, 2021
INFORMATION AND LAW
The principles, conditions and features of Telegram messenger operation are revealed. The state interests in the information sphere in the conditions of spreading of social Internet services and Telegram channels are defined. The tendencies of using anonymous messengers, especially pro-Russian Telegram channels, are outlined. Ukraine’s rating of resilience to Russian misinformation has been determined. The possibilities of Telegram channels for manipulating public opinion and spreading misinformation are detailed. Threats of the functioning of anonymous Telegram channels in Ukraine have been identified. The state’s achievements in blocking banned content are highlighted. The directions of the improvement of the level of media literacy and digital awareness of the population are summarized. The necessity of legislative regulation of the Telegram channel activity in Ukraine is substantiated.